Flex Stretch Tent Q2 Tie Downs
Tie Down sets for the Flex Stretch Tent Q2.
Choose the set size (S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL) that matches the size of your Flex Tent Q2 Tent
Tie Downs: Straps vs. Ropes
Straps are flat woven nylon strips fed through cam buckles with tiny teeth. Add tension to a strap by pulling on the loose end, release tension by pushing on the cam buckle leaver.
- Pro - Straps are cheaper.
- Con - Straps are more difficult to adjust. Cam buckles release tension quickly, so it can be difficult to fine tune tension. Also, when pitching a tent with straps the cam buckles are positioned close to the stakes - so you pull up away from the ground to add tension. This action can pull the stake out of the ground, so we recommend having a helper to step on the stake to hold it in the ground while you tension your strap.
Ropes are round braided nylon fed through carabiners that hold tension.
- Pro - Ropes are fed through carabiners equipped with cams that hold tension and are easy to make micro adjustments. When pitching a tent with ropes the cam carabiners are positioned near the pick point on the pole - so you pull down away from the tent to add tension. This action pulls the pole away from the tent, and is less likely to pull the stake out of the ground - making it much easier for one person to accomplish without assistance.
- Con - More expensive.